Gardening connects me with a community of people from around the world.  It may seem like gardening doesn’t involve travel, but in my mind, I am traveling when I remember some beautiful gardens I have visited while I plot, plan, dig, move, transplant, weed, mulch, and observe the changes in my own garden.  We gardeners look for inspiration everywhere and are eager to learn.  Our pastime transfixes us to hope as our plans often take years to take shape.